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Old 05-17-2011, 11:54 PM   #1491
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First off, trade yours in for a MTX..

And then drop it. Then get wheels. Then an exhaust. Then an SRI. Then a tune.
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Old 05-18-2011, 01:03 AM   #1492
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Let's just say the dealership knew how special of a car is was and weren't going to take any low offers. With that said, I walked in their determined to drive away with it night(I've wanted one for so long). I was not about to let this rare little gem slip through my fingers!
Right now I couldn't be happier with the car. I'm ready to get in on the Wisconsin gatherings of foci!
Congrats on the new purchase. I have a comp-o one myself . I'm sure you'll love the car and enjoy it. Mine has around 60k on it, and is in decent shape. Still needs a few odds n' ends for the interior yet.

I have a question for everyone about the tune for the svt. I've had the fswerks tune for a month or two and it almost seems like the car drives better on the stock tune. The cold start until warm up isn't very smooth. I worked with Randy though email trying different programs. It still doesn't feel that great. I don't know if I'm just too picky or what?? I have a aem cai on the car, and I'm not sure if that's causing the problem with the maf or what? I gave them a detailed list of everything. If anyone could shine some light on the topic it would be great.
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Old 05-18-2011, 02:42 AM   #1493
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^^ have you cleaned the maf and throttle body? ive never heard of a cai doign that before. did yo ucheck the couplers, see if any are loose, torn etc.
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Old 05-18-2011, 03:10 AM   #1494
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So I'm pretty sure my Miata took a shit. I'm gonna probably part it out and recover some money. With little money, I'd kinda like to get another Focus as it's a practical year-round car for a college kid like me. Anyone know of something reallllly cheap? I don't really care about anything else besides reliability.
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:17 AM   #1495
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vaboom123, Let me know how those mods work for you. Mine is still stock as of now, there's some general maintenance that I need to do first but then i want start with the basic mods.

I've heard the SVT is a bit tempermental until its warmed up, can anyone confirm this? I think the engine runs fine, I think its just the clutch that needs to warm up until the little jerkiness goes away.
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:34 PM   #1496
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I just have the basic svtf stuff. Tune, orp, cai, and an exhaust. I'd really like to get a throttle body for it some day. I also drilled out the old tranny to subframe mount bushing and put poly ones in there.

On the stock tune mine had a slight hesitation until warmed up at a steady speed. The only thing I didn't do was clean the maf yet. I probably wouldn't hurt, but why would it run much better on the stock tune? I still think it has to be in the tune.
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:40 PM   #1497
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So I'm pretty sure my Miata took a shit. I'm gonna probably part it out and recover some money. With little money, I'd kinda like to get another Focus as it's a practical year-round car for a college kid like me. Anyone know of something reallllly cheap? I don't really care about anything else besides reliability.
Damn man. I'm sorry to hear that. She was a nice car.

I'll keep an eye out for some cheap Foci.
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Old 05-18-2011, 01:52 PM   #1498
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I just have the basic svtf stuff. Tune, orp, cai, and an exhaust. I'd really like to get a throttle body for it some day. I also drilled out the old tranny to subframe mount bushing and put poly ones in there.

On the stock tune mine had a slight hesitation until warmed up at a steady speed. The only thing I didn't do was clean the maf yet. I probably wouldn't hurt, but why would it run much better on the stock tune? I still think it has to be in the tune.
So is all the bolt on stuff worth it from a performance/driveablility stand point?
What did the subframe bushings do for you?
The stock exhaust is too quiet, what setup are you running?
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Old 05-18-2011, 02:07 PM   #1499
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I'm pretty close to buying an 03 SVT but I'm wondering if I should go with a different car because the one I'm interested in has 109k miles on it.
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I'm pretty close to buying an 03 SVT but I'm wondering if I should go with a different car because the one I'm interested in has 109k miles on it.
Are you looking at that red zx5 svt in Waukesha? If so, it was been for sale for ever and the front seats look like crap. Otherwise, 109k should be nothing for a car that has been taken care of, just dont forget to do the timing belt.

Edit: What about: http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/ctd/2384039203.html
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